Higher Education and Equality of Opportunity in Italy
35 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2007
Date Written: November 2007
This paper proposes a definition of equality of educational opportunities. Then, it develops a comprehensive model that allows to test for the existence of equality of opportunity in a given distribution and to rank distributions according to equality of opportunity. Finally, it provides an empirical analysis of equality of opportunity for higher education in Italy.
Keywords: equality of opportunity, higher education, stochastic dominance
JEL Classification: D63, I2, C14
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